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Columbia Business School

At the Very Center of Business

Led by Dean Glenn Hubbard, the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School is at the forefront of management education for a rapidly changing world. The school’s cutting–edge curriculum bridges academic theory and practice, equipping students with an entrepreneurial mindset to recognize and capture opportunity in a competitive business environment. Beyond academic rigor and teaching excellence, the school offers programs that are designed to give students practical experience making decisions in real–world environments. The school offers MBA and Executive MBA (EMBA) degrees, as well as non–degree Executive Education programs. For more information, visit

Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate at Columbia Business School

At Columbia Business School, in the heart of New York City, the MBA Real Estate Program delivers an unmatched academic experience. It boasts a dynamic and rigorous curriculum and research-driven case studies and notes. The Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate offers vital and unique programs, interweaving a powerful network and serving as the perfect complement to the distinguished MBA Real Estate Program. An integral part of the University, we are proud to be at the center of contemporary business and groundbreaking ideas.

The MBA Real Estate Program at Columbia Business School builds upon the strengths of Columbia Business School’s top-ranking MBA program, providing students an unparalleled opportunity to expand their entrepreneurial skills while focusing on real estate finance and investment management.

Beyond the classroom, the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate provides a coveted platform for sharing expertise and strengthening networks through stimulating exchange among industry leaders, alumni, faculty, and fellow students. The Center is a vital resource, offering nearly 50 annual programs and activities, curating a calendar of events which carefully considers specific opportunities for students, alumni, faculty, and the industry at large. 

The mission of the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate at Columbia Business School is to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge of real estate as it relates to the ever-changing global market for real estate finance and investment.


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Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry Practice

Rising interest rates? Falling tenant demand? “High-yield” or “value-added”? Across the global real estate capital markets, how you position yourself with respect to risk and return is critical for maximizing your investments. Whether assessing demographic trends and capital flows or anticipating geographic shifts, Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry Group offers deep market insight and a practical approach to help you make the most of every investment decision – from private fund formation and all types of real estate transactions to REIT and real estate M&A, we excel at what we do.

From locations across the United States and Europe, we position our public and private real estate clients for global growth and strong performance during all phases of national and international economic cycles. With a distinct emphasis on the capital markets and vital experience across all industry sectors, Goodwin employs an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to help guide your investments from inception through realization.

Our real estate industry attorneys are experts in tax, securities and ERISA matters and help structure, negotiate and close complex public and private equity and debt financings, joint ventures, portfolio and REIT M&A, cross-border transactions, hospitality and leisure deals, and large-scale development work.